President Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting All Refugees

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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which temporarily bans entry of refugees into the US territory.

President Trump Signs Executive Order Temporarily Halting All Refugees

US President Donald Trump (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed a decree, which prohibits the arrival of refugees into the US from any country for 120 days, bans accommodation of Syrian refugees in the country for undefined period, and toughens up some rules of entry into the US.

During a ceremony of the decree’s signing in the Pentagon, Trump said that from now the vetting of immigrants would be “extreme.”

“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,” the President said. “We don’t want them here,” Trump said of terrorists. “We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas.”

According to the Trump’s decree, the US Refugee Admissions Program is suspended for 120 days. In addition, the maximum number of refugees, which Trump allowed to take in the US, will be 50 million in the current fiscal year, which will end on September 30.

According to the US Department of State, since October 2016, when the fiscal year started, the US has taken a little less than 30,000 refugees. In this way, not more than 20,000 refugees will enter the US for the remainder of the year.

The Barack Obama’s administration, which stepped down a week ago, planned to take about 110,000 refugees from all over the world in 2017. In 2016 fiscal year, Washington placed on its territory 85,000 refugees, before, for three consecutive years, the US took up to 70,000 refugees per year.

At the same time, the Trump’s decree allows states and districts to take part in deciding where exactly to settle arriving refugees. A number of states pursued in court the Obama’s administration, as it settled refugees on their territory against the wishes of the local authorities.

In addition, Trump indefinitely banned to take into the US refugees from Syria.

“I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest,” the Trump’s decree reads.

In the last fiscal year, which ended in October 2016, the US accepted about 12,500 refugees from Syria. This number is tens times lower than the amount of asylum seekers, taken by some other countries, including Turkey and the EU member states.

However, the Trump’s decree has one loophole for possible increase in the number of refugees: when considering new applications, preference will be given to religious minorities, who are experiencing oppression, and in certain circumstances they can be accepted out of the quotas, in accordance with the US international obligations. On Friday, Trump said that he intends to help Syrian Christians. Representatives of Christian denominations and non-governmental organizations said that the Christian minority is under threat in many countries, especially in the Middle East. Vatican announced that up to 100,000 Christians per year become martyred for their faith.

At the same time, Trump did not make mention about “safe zones” in Syria, about possible creation of which he said this week.

Trump also ordered to immediately introduce a mandatory interview for nonimmigrant visas and expedite a process of creation of a biometric system to control people, arriving to the US.

In particular, the US Department of State was instructed to immediately cancel the program, which allows citizens of certain countries not to be interviewed in the US Consulate before the obtaining of a visa in a number of situations.

The Department of Homeland Security was charged to accelerate a process of creation and commissioning of a biometric system for tracking movements of all people, crossing the US border.

Also, the US government will request from other countries detailed information, which will allow thoroughly understand intentions of persons, who are going to enter the US. The decree does not disclose how exactly Washington intends to get this information from foreign governments, which are not obliged to report it. However, the decree mentions that all visa issues will be resolved on the basis of strict principle of mutuality. In practice, this means that if the US considers that Americans are infringed during the issuance of visas by other country, the US will apply the same measures and complicate the process of obtaining a visa for citizens of these countries.

In addition, Trump restricted the allowable period of stay in the US for persons from a number of countries, which population is predominantly Muslim, to 90 days, but did not name these countries. According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, whose experts were quoted by the Reuters news agency, the wording of the decree implies that this temporary ban touches the entry of citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

The decree also states that the US government will release the statistics on foreigners, accused of terrorism and violence against women.

During 180 days, information on the number of foreigners in the US, who are accused of crimes related to terrorism, and have been convicted or deported from the US for such crimes, will be published. In addition, estimates of how many foreigners in the US have become ‘radicals’ and helped terrorists from the territory of the US will be also released.

Information on the number of crimes against women, committed by foreigners in the US, including so-called ‘honor killings’ (murders of women for the fact that they entered into a sexual relationship or got married against wishes of their families or religious communities), will also be published.

Trump repeatedly said that foreigners in the US are guilty of crimes against women, including rapes. This caused numerous disputes in the community before and after the Trump’s election.

Opponents of the federal refugee resettlement program praised Trump’s actions.

“This is a great beginning, and much needed,” Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch told the Breitbart news website.

At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union quickly issued a statement, criticizing the Trump’s order:

“‘Extreme vetting’ is just a euphemism for discrimination against Muslims. Identifying specific countries with Muslim majorities and carving out exceptions for minority religions flies in the face of the constitutional principle that bans the government from either favoring or discriminating against particular religions. Any effort to discriminate against Muslims and favor other religions runs afoul of the First Amendment.”

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a left wing pro-refugee and open borders group, also criticized the president’s executive order:

“Refugees are our coworkers, neighbors, friends, business owners, and community leaders. Regardless of where they come from – whether as a refugee or as an undocumented young person – everyone deserves to live with dignity, protected from harm,” Joshua Hoyt, the executive director of the NPNA said. “We oppose Trump’s unjust, un-American, and discriminatory steps to disgrace our history, beliefs, and values.”

The New York Times newspaper wrote that the decree is a “repudiation of fundamental American values, an abandonment of the United States’ role as a humanitarian leader and, far from protecting the country from extremism, a propaganda gift to those who would plot harm to America.”

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  • hhabana

    How about that! Christian refugees! There is a God after all.

    The Decline and Fall of Western Europe continues.

  • Aquartertoseven

    Next step: Ban all Muslims. Islam is illiberal, does not and cannot co-exist with Western culture, nor other religions in general.

    • Igor Ochocinszk

      I was shocked that places like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Afghanistan are not on the list, the problem is not Islam itself, its islamism or political islam, it should be completely outlawed and fought against.

      • Aquartertoseven

        Look at the last 1400 years, the problem is with Islam, everything about it. The likes of the Saudis have just made it worse than it already was.

        • Bob

          Given your previous very pro-Isreali remarks, is worth mentioning that when Islamic forces had imperial conquests in southern territories of Christian Europe – Spain under the Moors and Balkans under the Ottomans – many Jews aligned with those Muslims against Christian interests in both instances. When the defeated Muslims were finally exiled by unified Catholic Spain, the Jews were too, for having been the Muslim’s allies and administrators. Many of those very same Jews fled to Istanbul, under Ottoman Muslim control, where they resumed their previous role, working for and aligned with Ottoman empire, against the interests of Orthodox Christians, whose territories were occupied by Ottoman Muslims.

          • Aquartertoseven

            Times change. People change. Islam hasn’t though, it still wants to take over Europe.

          • Bob

            That’s a very quick and easy dismissal of any Jewish responsibility for their historic collusion with Islamic forces against European Christianity in southern European conquered territories.

          • Aquartertoseven

            Some people in one country, a single country, people like you are very quick to paint all Jews with the same brush, which is absurd. Saying that all Jews want to destroy the West because they’re left wing (a lot of atheists and Christians are left wing in the West too!)… despite Israel itself being led by right wingers. Whereas all of Islam is radical, aggressive and frankly insane. Every Muslim nation has some form of sharia, every Muslim minority in a given nation spreads their backwards hatred, not just in places where they’re majority, they are literally a cancer.

          • Bob

            I don’t disagree with your core point about the incompatibility of Islam with many core of principles of western states – the very principles that actually underwrite the historical economic success of west. Nor do I seek to tar all Jews with same brush. Rather, simply pointing out Muslims and Jews worked together in alliance, against both Catholic and Orthodox Christians, in the two major instances of Islamic conquest in Europe. It is a very interesting historical point.
            Post 1948 Jews and Arabs – ME Muslims – have been in permanent conflict, but that was not always the case historically. So you calling on nominally Christian west to be an Israeli ally against Islam, is not as historically straight forward as you imply and tend to conflate. The west has a problem with a recent influx of Islam, in contrast, Israel has a long term problem with the expulsion of Islam.

          • Aquartertoseven

            Look at how many times England and France have gone to war. Do Englishmen and Frenchies hate each other for centuries old conflicts? Not at all. Times change and people change. Islam doesn’t. It has always been the enemy of everybody, that has never altered. Jews are on the frontline with them now and for almost 70 years, so they deserve our support. And this situation won’t change for a good while, if ever, so Israel looks to be a staunch ally for the foreseeable future.

          • Bob

            Israel is not a particularly staunch ally, it is US welfare subsided, and yet engages in industrial espionage against the very hand that feeds it.

    • Paulo Romero

      Really?? There are 6 million or more people of the Muslim faith in the United States. Most follow the liberal teachings of Elijah Muhammad and the NOI ( Nation of Islam). So go ahead and ban them . It will drive many decent , liberally minded natural born Americans to extremism and signal the end of the USA. With Jared Kushner of the Zionist elite advising him , one wonders what Trump will do next. He’s apt to speak and think out of his anus regularly, so let’s sit back and enjoy the comedy!!

      • Aquartertoseven

        How many terrorist attacks occurred in America in 2016? I remember a few months ago that there were 3 in 1 day. Go look into what these supposedly nice Muslim Americans believe, how many polled believed that Sharia should be allowed, take off your veil of ignorance. They aren’t liberal.

        Everything that Trump has done so far is as promised, as the people wanted him to do, and essentially basic common sense. It’s glorious.

    • Hisham Saber

      Oh yeah, whos not compatible? Look here moron, and ask yourself WHY?

      If jews had been exiled, expelled, or otherwise done away with by one or two countries, you could possibly make a case for this fable of “anti-semitism” or that maybe just certain people had a problem with the jews. However, when it gets to the point that you have a list of 109 different exiles from 84 different places, with some of them having to do so repeatedly, one is forced to start looking at the jew it’s self as the problem, and not those attempting to free themselves from the grasp of these parasites.
      Just the fact that some countries were forced to repeatedly exile the jews, proves that these are relentless parasites, who will stop at nothing to gain control of our countries, enslave our people, and commit genocide against all peoples of the earth.
      This list also dispels the myth that “zionism” (which didn’t appear until 1898) and “zionists” are the root source of today’s problems. Both of these are merely symptoms of a much larger problem with the entire jewish race. None of the countries listed below exiled just some of the jews, and none were foolish enough to simply consider them a religion or ideology. The jews were exiled and expelled as an entire race then, and should be dealt with as an entire race now. Some of these are general uprisings, and not outright exiles of jews.
      Anyone doubting the danger of just one jew, needs to click HERE and watch the film below the article.
      YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PLACE
      250 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Carthage
      415 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Alexandria
      554 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Diocèse of Clermont (France)
      561 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Diocèse of Uzès (France)
      612 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Visigoth Spain
      642 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Visigoth Empire
      855 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Italy
      876 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sens
      1012 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz
      1182 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France
      1182 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Germany
      1276 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Upper Bavaria
      1290 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – England
      1306 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France
      1322 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France (again)
      1348 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Switzerland
      1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hielbronn (Germany)
      1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Saxony
      1349 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary
      1360 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary
      1370 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Belgium
      1380 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Slovakia
      1388 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Strasbourg
      1394 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Germany
      1394 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France
      1420 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lyons
      1421 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Austria
      1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Fribourg
      1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Zurich
      1424 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cologne
      1432 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Savoy
      1438 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz
      1439 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Augsburg
      1442 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands
      1444 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands
      1446 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria
      1453 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – France
      1453 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Breslau
      1454 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurzburg
      1462 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz
      1483 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Mainz
      1484 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Warsaw
      1485 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vincenza (Italy)
      1492 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Spain
      1492 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Italy
      1495 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lithuania
      1496 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples
      1496 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Portugal
      1498 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Nuremberg
      1498 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Navarre
      1510 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenberg
      1510 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prussia
      1514 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Strasbourg
      1515 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Genoa
      1519 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Regensburg
      1533 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples
      1541 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Naples
      1542 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague & Bohemia
      1550 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Genoa
      1551 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria
      1555 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Pesaro
      1557 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague
      1559 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Austria
      1561 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague
      1567 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurzburg
      1569 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Papal States
      1571 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenburg
      1582 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Netherlands
      1582 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hungary
      1593 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Brandenburg, Austria
      1597 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Cremona, Pavia & Lodi
      1614 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Frankfort
      1615 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Worms
      1619 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Kiev
      1648 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Ukraine
      1648 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Poland
      1649 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Hamburg
      1654 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Little Russia (Beylorus)
      1656 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lithuania
      1669 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Oran (North Africa)
      1669 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vienna
      1670 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Vienna
      1712 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Sandomir
      1727 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russia
      1738 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Wurtemburg
      1740 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Little Russia (Beylorus)
      1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Prague, Bohemia
      1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Slovakia
      1744 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Livonia
      1745 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Moravia
      1753 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Kovad (Lithuania)
      1761 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bordeaux
      1772 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Deported to the Pale of Settlement (Poland/Russia)
      1775 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Warsaw
      1789 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Alsace
      1804 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Villages in Russia
      1808 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Villages & Countrysides (Russia)
      1815 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Lbeck & Bremen
      1815 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Franconia, Swabia & Bavaria
      1820 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bremen
      1843 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russian Border Austria & Prussia
      1862 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Areas in the U.S. under General Grant’s Jurisdiction[1]
      1866 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Galatz, Romania
      1880s – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Russia
      1891 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Moscow
      1919 — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Bavaria (foreign born Jews)
      1938-45 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Nazi Controlled Areas
      1948 — – – – – – – – – – ————– Arab Countries

      • Aquartertoseven

        And Muslims would’ve been expelled had they ever been allowed in historically, but they weren’t, because whenever they came, they came in the form of invading armies. Even now, they’re invading armies. If Muslims hate Jews then the Jews must be doing something right! They’re definitely allies to the rest of the world! Go look into the horrors committed by Muslims in every single country where they’re the minority, of the mass rapes in England, Sweden, Germany, India, Burma, the list is endless. Whereas Jews across the world integrate and contribute to their nations. Muslims don’t work, don’t contribute and seek the destruction of anything that isn’t connected to Islam.

  • Russell A Wilson

    Typical create a refuge problem and then refuse to help cure it. Americans only know how to create problems and to cure them all they do is sweep it under the carpet but the problem is still there. I have dealt with large US corporations and this there mindset. On manager flatly told me his job was to get rid of problems not fix them. Isolation Of America ha begun’

  • Trumpdeplorable

    Well you have to do this because we don’t know who could be a terrorist or a sleeper cell so until we can get that figured out this is best way

  • John

    The people from the NYT, ACLU, NPNA and the like, should spend some time in the rougher neighborhoods. Many of them have never even broken a fingernail on the schoolyard at lunch and more have not served in the military, or anyplace else tasked with creating the fantasy world they demand. . In my view, many times, they have been the weak which expect everyone else to protect them. I wish well to all.

    • Max

      You forget CAIR.

      • John

        There are a whole bunch of them, I wasn’t even thinking of or do not even know exist, that probably need it. That was funny. Thank you. Have a good weekend Max.

  • Barba_Papa

    The one country they should ban everyone from entering the US is Saudi Arabia. Anyone remember how many Iranians were on those planes on 9-11 and how many Saudis? I’ll give you one hint, zero Iranians.

    • Max

      You forget Pakistan/Somalia and Bangladeshi, those lovely people carry out more attacks in the West then any other Arab nation. Especially with all the honor crap happening in those cesspools of garbage.

  • Tyrant Fashister

    Finally some fight back in the West !

    • Hisham Saber

      The West hasn’t fought back until it bans Jews. They are the Real problem.

  • Trumpdeplorable

    We here in America just do not want to deal with the refugees or Muslim religious fanatics because it’s not our problem these things have been going on long before we became a country and God bless Russia for cleaning up the mess Obama made

    • Ronald

      “Not our problem” , you forget Obama and his State Dept. , CIA etc created this problem . Financing and arming “moderates” , who over the last five years have destroyed the homes and killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians . The refugees only exist because America sponsored these jiihadist who are not Syrian , but 80 % Saudi and Tunisian . Some acceptance of responsibility is in order , and yes Thank God that Putin had the balls to stand behind the Syrian peoples .

      • Trumpdeplorable

        True they supported terrorist now Trump and Putin will clean up drain swamp

  • PZIVJ1943

    Question: how much can Trump do by executive order, given what he has signed so far?

    • abuqahwa

      POTUS is a dictator – these Executive Orders are dictator proclamations, he can and does send US forces to war without Congress , he can veto legislation, he can override laws etc..All powers are vested in POTUS, all legal, no different to Germany 1938. But wait, wasn’t he “democratically elected “? So was unser Adolf.

      • PZIVJ1943

        I was asking a serious question (what can Trump bring into action without approval from congress). Please explain “POTUS”. Hitler actually grabbed power with use of military/political brownshirts and others?

      • PZIVJ1943

        How dare you make this comparison. The US and Britain saved all of Europe in WW2 from the concentration camps! How many Rusain slaves died building V2’s to hit London?

  • abuqahwa

    The vast majority of Syrian refugees are fleeing from those very same Islamic terrorists created and supported by US, Saudi, Qatar. How about starting with the evil Saudi and Qatari warmongers ?

  • Trumpdeplorable

    I agree Saudi is not friend of America only pretend to get what they want and same American use them in turn when it’s necessary the 9/11 terrorist were mainly Saudi so yes that country should be on trumps list

  • Mixing different tribes in Marxism. The point of Mixing people is to genocide all diversity (which means different)
    A true anti-racist protects all tribes. Including Irish, Persian, Germanic, Japanese, Greek, Somalian and so on and so forth.
    No more mixing, everyone be proud of your lands, and create a healthy Folkish-state filled with Organic-Farming and Eco-friendly societies.

  • Ronald

    Trump is suffering from intel failure . Saudi Arabia and Qatar are not on this list . They should be at the top . Also Pakistan , who’s military , does intel (contractually) for the Saudi’s .
    And then Iran is on the list .
    It looks to be the same old NWO concept , of breaking the “Shiah Arch” regardless of the fact that the Shia , and the Salafist Sunni’s are enemies .
    Americans know so little about Islam , they have as usual , mixed up friends and enemies .